The Morrison Government’s narrow re-election means it has no mandate for a regressive IR agenda, the peak body for working people has warned.
The Change the Rules campaign will continue until working people get a fair go. We will campaign as long as it takes.
Scott Morrison refused to outline an alternative vision for Australian workers and can claim no mandate to continue down the path of reducing working people’s rights nor can he claim a mandate to further erode workers’ living standards.
Millions voted for better laws for working people and the incoming government must take those views into account.
The Australian Union movement will work every day, starting immediately, to hold this Government to account and to advocate for urgently needed rights for working people.
As noted by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus:
“The re-election the Morrison Government gives them no mandate whatsoever to further pursue an anti-worker agenda.
“Morrison’s silence, despite repeated requests, on industrial relations policy means he has no mandate to undermine worker’s rights, pay or job security.
“This election shows how much the rich and powerful will invest, and how far they will go, to maintain a system that benefits them at the expense of the vast majority of Australians.
“Our response will be to re-double our efforts until we win change.
“I thank every union member and volunteer who has been party of the fight so far to make Australia a fairer place.
“The election of the Morrison government doesn’t change the fact that we have the highest level of inequality in 70 years and that more Australians are insecure work than ever before.
“To the millions who voted to change the government we will continue to fight for better rules for working people.
“Our aim is to turn around 30 years of damaging trickle-down economics. We have build an incredible amount of momentum in a short time and we will only grow stronger. Our campaign will continue until we turn around inequality in our country and we have a fair go for all.”